What do you usually do when you have HeadACHE?

Philippines
August 23, 2008 3:23am CST
What do you usually do when you have headache? When I was still schooling, my mother usually give me paracetamol for me to stop complaining. She lets me drink a lot of water. And checks if I have fever. Today my classmate in college told me that Chewing a gum helps when you have a headache. She read an article from a newspaper that says, most headaches are caused by too much tension. To release such tension. You just have to chew to release pent-up, nervous energy. She also added that chewing gum also strengthen our memory. Would you believe in this theory? I still take paracetamol whenever I have headache. I don't have bubble gum at home. Maybe I should try that theory if ever I have headache.
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Headaches aren't just from too much tension, but also stress and at times chemical imbalances. I read an article in Woman's World that if you take a vitamin B2 daily it will reduce significantly the occurrences of headaches and migraines. Since I suffer from chronic migraines I decided to give it a try. I usually have two or three migraines a month, and after taking the B2 for a few weeks I realized that the migraines had been reduced to mild headaches and only one in the period of 6 weeks. I wouldn't even consider chewing gum when I have a headache that bad, as the movement of the jaw would tend to put pressure on the skull and make things hurt worse. Another thing I learned from a reflexologist friend of mine is that when you have a bad headache firmly rub the webbed area between your fingers on both hands. I thought he was nuts, but I tried it and found that when I went to the fleshy area just behind the webs there were areas that were kind of swollen. I worked them between my thumb and index finger of the opposite hand and did each webbed area on both hands...I was amazed that my headache was significantly reduced! If a headache sneaks past all the preventative measures, I have found that if I use an ice pack at the base of my skull and use one big enough to reach down most of my neck it does help reduce the pain and length of the headache. I won't guarantee these options as each of us is different, but they are worth a try and they are the kind that won't hurt you if they don't work. The B2 has only one drawback, it turns you pee a brilliant yellow. But your body will eliminate the excess so there isn't any problem with it building up in your system. Plus, the bottle I bought cost about $3.50 so it is cheap enough that if it doesn't work you haven't spent hundreds of dollars to be disappointed.
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
Thank you for sharing your experience. I'll do one at a time, I will try the B2 Vitamin. I think its just the same with B Complex. I'm going to buy one bottle of that. I won't mind having a yellowish urine. As long as I feel light, feel healthy. I'm happy as a bee. Thanks again.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
23 Aug 08
Hi, I used to get terrible migraines, especially on the right side of my head. So far, the best cure is sleep, as my migraines were usually due to lack of sleep.
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
Thanks for your post. I hope we all do get enough sleep so we wont encounter headaches or migraines.
@bestie (1458)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
I just have my head massage and take rest.
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
Hi bestie, thanks for your response. Massage and rest is a good combination. It depends on who massage you right?
@lixiaos77 (1030)
• Shijiazhuang, China
23 Aug 08
I get headache because of depression sometimes. I will do nothing but lie in the bed. Headache will make me in a bad mood and I can't concentrate to do anything. In this situation I will try to sleep but it is quite difficult to be in dream. I hope that I will be healthy all the time.
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
Thanks for your reply. Thats right lying in bed helps. Sleep gives relaxation.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
well it depends what is the cause of the headache. if i have a headache i drink a pain reliever and my wife massage my head. she can feel that the veins on my head that feels like it is stressed. after the massage my head feels light already and i think i am ready to get up for i feel okay. sometimes i sleep a little for the meds sometimes makes me sleepy.
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
Thats wonderful to have a wife to massage your head. Thanks for responding.
• India
23 Aug 08
I usually have tablets like Action 500 when I have headache.
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
Thank you for your reply. i think its also somewhat like paracetamol tablet. The one i'm using.
@tutul0045 (2631)
• India
23 Aug 08
Hi there, Trust me u need a good sleep and some oil massage. Cheers, Tutul
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
Hi, Thanks for responding, I love to sleep, when I have headache, but there are times when I am at school, or at work, you can't sleep on the table. What kind of oil do you use?
@anita27 (90)
• India
25 Aug 08
hi!!i suffer from severe migrainne.the headache lasts for 2-3days.its killing sometimes.i usually take crocin pain relief when i feel slight headache.& if i dont take any tablet then the pain gets more severe.